Workshop 41 – Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT – Informal Trance Induction in Couple Therapy: Partners in a Pose
This second of two workshops will demonstrate the use of informal trance in couple therapy. PACT therapists use of posing (partners holding stationary positions) as a major therapeutic tool for both the couple and therapist in managing arousal, attention, and for inducing trance states. Attendees will learn a common PACT approach to inducing informal trance states in partners using what’s been termed, The Lovers Pose. Partners go into a deeper state whereby the therapist can probe, prod, and investigate more implicit issues that plague the relationship. Attendees will view clinical video demonstrations as well as live demonstrations to further illustrate this technique.
- Apply the technique of lovers pose in their office.
- Apply interventions using cross-questions, cross-interpretations, going down the middle, and bending metal.
- Use at least two ways of getting the couple into a trance state using continuous eye contact, voice, and cross-questions.
- Apply at least two psychodramatic skills that include casting and staging.
- Analyze partner response by reading the face, eyes, voice, heart rate, and body movements.